When most people think of American history, they picture the way events and changing social values affected the country on a national level. However, while more general study of our history as a nation is important, it’s essential not to underestimate the value of regional history.
Each town, city, and neighborhood in America has its own piece of the puzzle to offer when it comes to the bigger picture. Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series seeks to shed new light on each one.
Known as the “county cornerstone” for its location in the geographic center of Monroe County, Gates was founded in 1813. Gates chronicles the town’s evolution from a rural agricultural area to a vibrant suburban community with a rich historical heritage. Pioneers named Field, Hinchey, Howard, Pixley, Schott, Statt, Trabold, Vogel, and their contemporaries established the foundation that propelled Gates to a population of more than thirty thousand, with fine residential neighborhoods, commercial and industrial sites, and transportation, including expressways, the Erie Canal, and a nearby international airport.
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The Gates Historical Society
Images of America